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Civil Service Exam for Correction Officer Filing Deadline November 25

Nov 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mount Hope) announces that the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is seeking applicants to take the Civil Service exam for the position of Correction Officer, which will be held on January 20, 2015. Deadline for filing for this examination is November 25, 2015. Salaries begin at $39,794 for a […]



Forensic expert, Mount mathematician presents data on suicide patterns in Dutchess County

Nov 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Jennifer Bready, associate professor and chair of the Division of Mathematics/Information Technology at Mount Saint Mary College, and her husband, Robert Bready, chief forensic investigator for the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s office, recently presented “A Ten-Year Study of Suicides in Dutchess County” at the college. The Breadys discussed current trends in suicides based on the […]



Assemblymember Didi Barrett launches video urging Cuomo to sign Lyme bill

Oct 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events, Lead Article

With support from neighbors and advocates from across the state, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D- Dutchess, Columbia) launched a video calling on Governor Cuomo to sign legislation she authored that would expand treatment options for those suffering from Lyme disease (A.7558B). The video can be found here. “New York State is at the center of this […]



MLS Director Addresses Dutchess County Bar Association

Oct 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Recently, the Dutchess County Bar Association held its membership luncheon at the Poughkeepsie Grand in Poughkeepsie. Their keynote speaker was Santo (Sandy) Tambone, Executive Officer of Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service LLC (MHMLS). Mr. Tambone spoke to the change in the mission of the multiple listing service (MLS), current market conditions within the Dutchess County real […]



Town of Pawling 2015 Budget Released

Oct 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Town of Pawling Supervisor David Kelly released his 2015 tentative budget with a tax increase of 1.497%.  The budget includes proposals for new computer equipment, 3 full-time positions, and enhanced recreation programs for the town residents. “I have presented a budget that accounts for skyrocketing fuel and energy costs yet stays below the tax cap […]



Middletown Grant Will Create Additional Public Parking

Oct 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the City of Middletown has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program. The funding will go towards purchasing a vacant property and create a ecologically sound, well-lit parking area which will preserve and add green space to the downtown area. […]



Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Hamptonburgh

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Hamptonburgh Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Hamptonburg has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program. The funding will go towards needed repairs to the Town’s existing waste water filtering system and replace the system […]



Orange County Awarded Grant to Aid Countywide Narcotics Task Force

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on September 30, 2014, that the state budget for fiscal year 2014-15 contains an appropriation of $25,000 to be awarded to the District Attorney’s Office and Orange County under the federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The grant is earmarked for the purchase of equipment “to […]



Urban Planner Paul Hesse Joins Pattern for Progress

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Urban planner Paul Hesse this week joined the staff of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress as senior research planner focusing primarily on the revitalization of the region’s urban centers, from Mount Vernon to Monticello. Prior to joining Pattern, Paul was the Community Development Director for the City of Poughkeepsie where he administered the City’s Community […]



Youth Soccer Association Requires Concussion Awareness Test

Sep 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

All Coaches and Refs in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Must Now Pass a Concussion Awareness Test Was this summer’s World Cup in Brazil the best World Cup ever? Not if you are concerned about player safety. There were three instances where players with possible concussions returned to the field before they were […]